The nursing shortage in North Dakota and across the United States is widely documented. The development of solutions to bridge the recognized workforce-to-employer gap will require a collective partnership of key public and private stakeholders.
In February 2017, a ND Nursing Workforce Shortage Planning Team convened at the request of Governor Doug Burgum to improve ND’s economic climate by developing, retaining, and attracting a skilled workforce. The goal of the team was to develop a comprehensive action plan to assist in meeting the state nurse workforce needs.
See below for links to the draft action plan, updated 2018 supply and demand projections and a slide deck with extensive nursing workforce data.
Governors Nursing Shortage Plan Working Document February 2018
Final Nurse Supply and Demand Projections 2018 Technical Document
Governors-Nursing-Shortage-Task-Force-Slide-Deck-Revised March 2018